Agricultural Resilience: Perspectives from Ecology and Economics

Author:   Sarah M. Gardner ,  Stephen J. Ramsden (University of Nottingham) ,  Rosemary S. Hails
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781107067622


Pages:   362
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Agricultural Resilience: Perspectives from Ecology and Economics


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Agriculture as a social-ecological system embraces many disciplines. This book breaks through the silos of individual disciplines to bring ecologists and economists together to consider agriculture through the lens of resilience. It explores the economic, environmental and social uncertainties that influence the behaviour of agricultural producers and their subsequent farming approach, highlighting the importance of adaptability, innovation and capital reserves in enabling agriculture to persist under climate change and market volatility. The resilience concept and its relation to complexity theory is explained and the characteristics that foster resilience in agricultural systems, including the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services, are explored. The book discusses modelling tools, metrics and approaches for assessing agricultural resilience, highlighting areas where interdisciplinary thinking can enhance the development of resilience. It is suitable for those researching sustainable agriculture or those engaged in agricultural policy decisions and analysis, as well as students of ecology, agriculture and socioeconomics.

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Author:   Sarah M. Gardner ,  Stephen J. Ramsden (University of Nottingham) ,  Rosemary S. Hails
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 25.30cm
Weight:   0.970kg
ISBN:  

9781107067622


ISBN 10:   1107067626
Pages:   362
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Sarah M. Gardner works at the interface of ecology and environmental economics. She has worked with agricultural policymakers, land managers and farmers for over twenty years as adviser, researcher and lecturer. Her current work at GardnerLoboAssociates involves the design of data management systems for the livestock sector. Stephen J. Ramsden is Associate Professor in Farm Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has taught Agriculture for twenty-five years and worked on a wide range of research, with a central focus on farmers as decision makers. Rosemary S. Hails is Director of Nature and Science at The National Trust, UK, and formerly Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Science at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. She leads the co-ordination of the Valuing Nature Programme (funded across the UK Research Councils), is Chair of the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE) and a member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Science Board.

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